Heated Power Flow

This class is taught by:


Kirsten Dewitt

"Whatever you do, do it with all your heart"

Kirsten received her RYT 200 from Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS in 2016. She grew up in Boston and moved to Atlanta in 2015 to be closer to her sister and nephews. When she's not on her mat, Kirsten loves to cook, spend time with family and friends, or curl up on the couch with her puppies, a good book, and a glass of wine.

Follow Kirsten on Instagram @kirstend21

Spotify: Kirsten DeWitt

Yoga Alliance RYT 196670


Laura Bjorkholm
"Let your heart dance in the realm of pure possibility"

Laura received her 200 RYT from Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 
"I am a perpetually curious person, and a student of life. I love learning new things and meeting new people (despite the fact that I am very much an introvert). I tend to be serious and book-ish by nature, and yoga gives me a space where I can set that all aside and just “be”. On my mat, I turn off my mind, and find joy in simply moving.

After sixteen years of practicing yoga, I felt inspired to take TPY Teacher Training to deepen my own practice with no expectation that I might one day teach. As training progressed, I found myself drawn to the possibility of teaching in order to give back some small measure of the gifts my teachers have given me over the years. As a teacher, I hope that I am able to share what I find beautiful about yoga with others.

I am lucky to have the staunch support of my husband, John, our two sons, Johnny and Nate, and our dog, Buddy."

Follow Laura on Spotify: laura.bjorkholm2

YA RYT 196330



Founder and director of Thunderbolt Power Yoga®, Carly grew up in Atlanta and attended The Westminster Schools and Virginia Tech, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

During college, she began practicing yoga to escape her intense cheerleading training; a desire to find more purposeful friendships and cultivate a greater well-being kept her coming back. After a lifetime of perfection-based sports, yoga was the first thing Carly practiced where a perfect-ten mentality wasn’t required, and she delighted in yoga’s celebration of imperfection.

At only 24, she opened Thunderbolt as a community-based studio where instructors practice with each other, students make friends, and yogis count on clean spaces and familiar faces.

As a YA 200 E-RYT, Carly’s studied and practiced with influencers and teachers across the country. In addition to teaching, she leads Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS Trainings, and generates content for her lifestyle/wellness blog, carlygraceyoga.com.

When teaching, she encourages people to move like themselves, helps students be audaciously playful in their practices and lives, and hopes to inspire the “be for one another” mentality that shapes her business.

Meet Carly for a sweaty, soul-drenched class, say “hello” on Instagram @carlygraceyoga, and tune in for her online yoga classes, launching soon!


Joanna Stecker Wilson
"Keep searching out what makes you happy"
Joanna received her 200 RYT through Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 
"The discovery of my love for mindful movement came much later. I had always done what I thought necessary to stay fit but had never developed any deeper connection than that. Even once I began to study and teach Pilates and kettlebell classes, exercise still occupied a place in my life similar to taking vitamins or flossing. Something that I just did to support the other aspects of my life.

Then my husband and I spent four months hiking up the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to New Jersey. The stillness of mind that I found in the midst of the day to day grind of backpacking was truly my first authentic experience of meditation. Losing myself in the rhythm of it, absorbing the natural beauty all around me, gave me a taste of a spiritual connection that I craved more and more of.

Once we returned to what most would call normal life, I needed a means of fostering and evolving that connection. And the way that presented itself to me was yoga. The combination of movement, breath and sweat allowed me to let go and be right there, on the mat and in that moment. After a few years of developing my personal practice, I decided to merge a love and a gift. My love of yoga as expression through movement and my gift of being able to help others find joy through their own creative assertions.

Now that I have completed my yoga teacher certification at Thunderbolt, I am confident in my path and sure of my place on it. My creativity continues to flourish and my yoga practice blesses me with a peace that keeps the rest of my crazy life in perspective. My hope is that as I walk this path, I help the yogis who move with me to be strong, connected, happy and creatively expressed."

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Joanna Stecker

Yoga Alliance RYT 199993


Alyssa Blumenfeld
"Get out of your head, Get big for yourself."

As an aspiring Doctor, I have dedicated my life to being a student and helping others, and that is exactly what yoga allows me to continue to do. While in an overwhelmingly stressful Master’s program at Georgetown University, a friend mentioned that a new yoga studio had just opened up and that we should try a class just to see if maybe it could help us relax. One class and I was hooked.

That year and the one that followed were truly roller coaster rides. Working 3 jobs, trying to get into medical school, and adapting to life as an adult left me feeling defeated and depleted. When I found Thunderbolt Power Yoga, I knew that I had found my happy place, my release, my sense of ease. I had always wondered about teacher training as a means of achieving personal growth, and so in January of 2015, I decided to stop overanalyzing, stop fighting it, and just go for it. Throughout the experience, I shocked myself with what was possible in my personal transformation, in my love for myself, and my love for teaching. I embraced this new found love and never looked back.

Yoga has allowed me to release stress, have fun, build strength, and learn to LET GO. I believe that life is all about finding balance between work and play and when not on my mat, you can find me studying (obviously), traveling, and consuming all of the sushi, matcha, and champagne that I can get. I strive to spread love and light in everything I do, and have endless love and gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing Thunderbolt community.

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Yoga Alliance RYT 165007



John and his family are proud to have called Atlanta home for more than 12 years. He and his wife Laura have been married 23 years and have 4 daughters Julia, Joanna, Faith, and Elle. His daughters continue to shape John’s worldview, which is evident through his commitment to leaving community better than he found it and to growing women’s leadership. His family is a constant reminder of the significance of the firm he leads and serves, NM Goodwin, Wright.
John’s yoga journey began in May of 2015 after a ruptured Achilles injury. Teaching, leadership development, and community are passions for JW (Jay Dub). And now those are being lived out in a new venue…on a yoga mat within the TPY Studio.
Set to a rocking playlist, our Signature Heated Power Flow allows you to connect breath to rhythm, and beat to body.  Class is a blend of alignment and fluidity, all classes are set to 85-90 degrees, and are open to all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Nov 22 6:00 am - 7:00 am with KIRSTEN CARTER
  • Wed Nov 22 8:00 am - 9:00 am with TERRI SCHMIDT-FELLNER
  • Wed Nov 22 9:30 am - 10:30 am with LAURA BJORKHOLM
  • Wed Nov 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with CARLY GRACE MILYO
  • Fri Nov 24 9:30 am - 10:30 am with LAURA BJORKHOLM
  • Fri Nov 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with JOANNA WILSON
  • Sat Nov 25 7:45 am - 8:45 am with MAGGIE BIRGEL
  • Sat Nov 25 9:15 am - 10:15 am with ALYSSA BLUMENFELD
  • Sat Nov 25 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with CLARK DAVIS
  • Mon Nov 27 6:00 am - 7:00 am with JOHN WRIGHT
  • Mon Nov 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with MAGGIE BIRGEL